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Geoff Graham

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Slow Websites

The web has grown bigger. Both in expansiveness and weight. Nick Heer's "The Bullshit Web":

The average internet connection in the United States is about six times as fast as it was just ten years ago, but instead of making it faster to browse the same types of websites, we’re simply occupying that extra bandwidth with more stuff.

Nick clearly explains what he means by bullshit, and one can see a connection to Brad Frost's similarly framed Read article

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Short note on the accessibility of styled form controls

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A Quick Roundup of Recent React Chatter

Like many, many others, I'm in the pool of leveling up my JavaScript skills and learning how to put React to use. That's why Brad Frost resonated with me when he posted My Struggle to Learn React."Read article

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block-overflow

The block-overflow property truncates text and indicates more content follows by inserting an ellipsis or custom string after a number of lines that is set by the max-lines property.… Read article

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offset-anchor

The offset-anchor property defines a point within the box it is applied as the anchor that moves along the offset-path.

That's kinda wordy, so let's break that down a bit.… Read article

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line-clamp

The line-clamp property truncates text at a specific number of lines.

The spec for it is currently an Editor's Draft, so that means nothing here is set in stone because it's a work in progress. That said, it's defined as a shorthand for max-lines and block-overflow, the former of which is noted as at risk of being dropped in the Candidate Recommendation.… Read article

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VuePress Static Site Generator

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New CSS Features Are Enhancing Everything You Know About Web Design

We just hit you with a slab of observations about CSS Grid in a new post by Manuel Matuzović. Grid has been blowing our minds since it was formally introduced and Jen Simmons is connecting it (among other new features) to what she sees as a larger phenomenon in the evolution of layouts in web design.

From Jeremy Keith's notes on Jen's talk, "Everything You Know About Web Design Just Changed " at An Event Apart Seattle 2018:

This

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Creating Themeable Design Systems

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